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Nationally and internationally, technology-facilitated abuse (TFA) has garnered increasing policy, program and research attention. The term is wide-ranging and inclusive of many subtypes of interpersonal violence and abuse utilising mobile, online and other digital technologies

The term also sometimes refers more broadly to forms of general online harassment and cyberbullying, however to date, Australian policy and emerging research has typically focused on gendered violence, in particular the ways that technologies are implicated in family and domestic violence.

This report presents findings from Stage 1 of a larger national project examining the extent and nature of, and responses to, TFA within the Australian community. Consistent with the current Australian policy focus of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children 2010–2022, the project focuses on TFA in gendered, partner and sexualised violence.

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Research report 02/2021